It’s that time of the year again, when we make some well-intended resolutions for the new year ahead, only to find months later that we’ve lost sight of those good intentions. It’s like the New Year’s Resolution gods don’t want me to go to the gym more or something…smh. In all seriousness, think about all those resolutions that sounded good on January 1st, but fell off the back burner a few weeks later.
In following with the theme of good intentions, what better way to kick the new year off than by setting some goals for our life in veterinary school? After all, being a veterinarian for many, is a life-long calling and a much more than just a job. Here are 10 things to think about as you start 2019 in veterinary school.
- Leave imposter syndrome at the door – realize you’re where you’re meant to be.
- Take an underclassman under your wing – mentor someone.
- Start planning for life after vet school.
- Focus more on the career your training for, not the grades.
- Spend more quality time with family, significant other, and/or non-vet school friends.
- Start a budget (a real, written-down budget!).
- Find one thing you can do for more self-care.
- Eat healthier.
- Connect more with your classmates.
- Enjoy the process, even just a little more than last year.
If you have resolutions of your own and would like to share, please post them in the comments below! Happy New Year, I hope it’s your best one yet!